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The Canadian Pacific Railway Proxy Contest: Outlier or Trend?

Fasken Martineau Institute
Where Fasken Martineau
Rideau, St. Lawrence Rooms
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
M5H 2T6
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In the wake of the high-profile proxy contest at Canadian Pacific Railway in 2012, some observers have concluded that shareholder activism has reached new heights in Canada. The fact that a company of Canadian Pacific Railway’s size and iconic brand could be the target of a carefully co-ordinated and successful campaign suggests that no Canadian company can consider itself immune.

This seminar will feature a presentation by William Orr and Aaron Atkinson, who lead the team advising Canadian Pacific Railway, and will include a discussion of:

  • Recent trends in Canadian proxy contests
  • Tactics and strategy for the board and the activist
  • Lessons learned


  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am  Presentation and Q&A


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Look out for our upcoming seminars designed for public company directors.

In 2013, Fasken Martineau will convene a series of interactive, case-study based seminars for public company directors. The series will focus on managing issues from the boardroom to the courtroom, including: 

  • Allegations of Wrongdoing
  • Hostile Take-Over Bids
  • Activist Shareholders
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Emerging Market Resource Disclosure and Other Issues for Mining Companies

Further information to follow.